On Stockhead today, Australia’s fuel security takes a big hit, SA lobs another $240m into hydrogen, and a few bargain basement stocks.

But first…

The day ahead

On the domestic front, key data will be led by the RBA’s Statement on Monetary Policy — its quarterly update which includes the bank’s latest projections for economic growth.

Later tonight the US will report on all-important jobs data, with analysts forecasting the US economy will add around 600,000 jobs in October.

The following companies are in trading halts and are expected to exit in the next couple of trading days:

Friday:

IXUP (ASX:IXU) – capital raising
Lucapa Diamond (ASX:LOM) – capital raising
Red Sky Energy (ASX:ROG) – capital raising
Scout Security (ASX:SCT) – capital raising
MedAdvisor (ASX:MDR) – capital raising

Monday:

Patrys (ASX:PAB) – capital raising
IOUpay (ASX:IOU) – capital raising
Godolphin Resources (ASX:GRL) – capital raising
Rafaella Resources (ASX:RFR) – presentation
Corum Group (ASX:COO) – capital raising
Carbonxt Group (ASX:CG1) – capital raising

Markets

Gold: $US1,949.75 ($2,680.46) (+2.44%)

Silver: $US23.89 ($32.84) (+5.82%)

Oil (WTI): $US38.51 (-1.63%)

Oil (Brent): $US40.69 (-1.31%)

Coal: $US62.50 (+1.71%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US116.92 (+0.07%)

AUD/USD: $US0.7276 (+1.31%)

Bitcoin: $US15,089.38 (+7.15%)

What got you talking yesterday

Readers took a break from the US election shenanigans to read up on Nick Sundich’s analysis of the VR industry, and which ASX small caps in the space are positioned for growth.

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Also, be sure to check in at 10.15am each day for our daily 10 at 10 column — a summary of the top winners and losers at the ASX opening using live data.

Yesterday’s winners

Stocks highlighted in yellow made market moving announcements
Code Company Price % Volume
SOP Synertec Corporation 0.068 79 106218387
CMD Cassius Mining Ltd 0.014 56 1182613
ECT Env Clean Tech Ltd. 0.0015 50 500000
XTC Xantippe Res Ltd 0.003 50 1668101
TTA TTA Holdings Ltd 0.014 40 90636
EMH European Metals Hldg 0.55 39 707898
CCE Carnegie Cln Energy 0.002 33 10270899
NXM Nexus Minerals Ltd 0.165 32 5315433
MPR Mpower Group Limited 0.034 31 2767
MCM Mc Mining Ltd 0.17 26 125988
YPB YPB Group Ltd 0.0025 25 1182870
HSC HSC Technology Group 0.016 23 4712680
FFG Fatfish Group 0.043 23 30539541
ICI Icandy Interactive 0.175 21 12257899
TZN Terramin Australia 0.053 20 401555
RDN Raiden Resources Ltd 0.036 20 3616179
GLA Gladiator Resources 0.003 20 18370
IEC Intra Energy Corp 0.012 20 5296545
IMS Impelus Ltd 0.006 20 855841
WBE Whitebark Energy 0.003 20 500000

Yesterday’s losers

Code Company Price % Volume
MLS Metals Australia 0.001 -33 3,249,334
XTC Xantippe Res Ltd 0.002 -33 270,000
CCE Carnegie Cln Energy 0.0015 -25 8,254,119
IEC Intra Energy Corp 0.009 -25 3,444,896
YPB YPB Group Ltd 0.002 -20 18,817,845
CAV Carnavale Resources 0.009 -18 25,130,489
ZMI Zinc of Ireland NL 0.046 -18 1,289,374
GLH Global Health Ltd 0.38 -17 34,574
CXU Cauldron Energy Ltd 0.048 -17 667,330
GLV Global Oil & Gas 0.01 -17 11,144,116
CDT Castle Minerals 0.012 -14 10,704,322
CMD Cassius Mining Ltd 0.012 -14 1,000,000
FGO Flamingo Ai Ltd 0.003 -14 1,105,000
TPD Talon Petroleum Ltd 0.003 -14 2,495,012
JAY Jayride Group 0.14 -13 15,552
CXM Centrex Metals 0.022 -12 879,802
ADV Ardiden Ltd 0.032 -11 76,278,575
FAU First Au Ltd 0.025 -11 757,585
RFX Redflow Limited 0.025 -11 708,191